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Tobacco Regulation Report

The latest national tobacco rules and news—and what may be on the horizon
Tobacco Regulation Report

Chapter 1: 2017 Year in Review

Though Nik Modi, tobacco analyst for RBC Capital Markets, New York, describes FDA regulations as a notoriously “lengthy process,” 2017 marked a flurry of activity from the agency, includin...

Tobacco Regulation Report

May: Deeming Enforcement Delayed

In response to a joint request from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and tobacco-industry groups, the FDA agreed to postpone any deeming-rule deadlines scheduled for May 10, 2017, or later. The delay i...

The agency’s announcement in July—while more philosophical than concrete—issued a definitive regulatory change with the extension of the product application deadlines for newly deeme...

One of the biggest headlines in the FDA’s new plan was the intention to explore lowering nicotine levels in cigarettes. The FDA plans to “begin a public dialogue about lowering nicotine le...

Required warning labels on cigarettes entered into the policy debate again with a September announcement from the FDA that it was opening a public comment period and online study to look at the warnin...

2017 began with a tongue-twisting proposal: On Jan. 23, the FDA announced a potential rule that would severely limit NNN—short for N-nitrosonornicotine, a naturally occurring form of nicotine&md...

Another indication of a change in direction under President Donald Trump came with the appointment of Dr. Scott Gottlieb to lead the FDA. Despite initial concerns about Gottlieb’s ties to electr...

In July, the FDA also announced intentions to develop product standards for the e-cigarette and vaping segments. These standards will look to “protect against known public health risks” on...

The tobacco, vaping and convenience industry largely focused on the positive aspects of the FDA’s new tobacco plans, welcoming the agency’s embrace of innovation and harm reduction.“...

The FDA closed out the year not with a regulatory announcement but with the launch of a program aimed at assisting tobacco retailers in complying with age-verification requirements. Titled “This...

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